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The Old Thatch Tearooms

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4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited this cozy little place a few times and enjoyed each visit. The tea garden is lovely and the food always delicious. the apple and ginger scones with rhubarb jam come highly recommended as does the sharing platter.

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Thank j0hnw1955
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved it here, the home made coronation chicken with the coconut and toasted almonds was the best I've had. All the food was beautiful. The garden with all the fairies is amazing the kids loved it.

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Thank Lee F
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tea rooms are exactly what you would expect, The food is of excellent quality and the service is very individual and makes you feel appreciated as a customer. The garden at the rear is ideal for families with young children, Will visit again

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Thank PhilG160
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am so pleased that you felt appreciated as we do appreciate all our Customers. Looking forward to your next visit. Patricia More 

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quintessentially English, excellent value and very traditional. Lovely garden with blankets and perfectly pink inside.

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Thank Alicolv
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden. Patricia More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tea room is a must for visitors to Shanklin. The cottage is quaint and decorated with china nicknacks and woven baskets. The huge scones were warm and delicious. There was a big pot of tea to wash down the scones. The waitresses were very friendly and efficient. This is definitely the best cream tea we have ever had

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Thank Annette S
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending my Beautiful Teashop and I am very pleased you thought your Cream Tea was the Best you have Ever Had. Patricia More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very sweet little tearooms. Loved the fairy garden. Really nice sat outside with home made cream tea in th sunshine. Beautiful cared for gardens. A must visit of the Island

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Thank Peter H
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden. Patricia More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love our tea rooms, and this is one, if not the best one we have ever visited! We arrived just before closing time with our four month year old baby daughter and we could not have met a more lovely helpful down to earth owner, who did not rush us at all and showed a genuine intrest in us... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden and I am more than pleased that you recommend my Teashop as the Best you have ever visited. Hopefully, next year you will visit again on your Anniversary. Patricia More 

Kent
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice tea rooms very welcoming with helpful staff, I had a bacon sarnie with coffee ( I know we should of had the cream tea's) but it was early, pretty good prices too, I would recommend this place to anyone without kids as the tea rooms is very busily decorated with crockery I can imagine plenty being broken, if... More 

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Thank thehorts
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great recommendation of my Beautiful Teashop and I am glad you felt very welcome. We also Welcome Children and have Never had anything broken inside the Teashop by any child! Patricia More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best tea and scones we've ever had the garden is delightful and the owner was wonderful to the customers I thoroughly recommend this place and the food was so good we went twice in one day

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Thank Mfj974
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and it was great to see you twice in one day. Looking forward to your next visit. Patricia More 

London
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the tea room with my husband and 16 month old daughter. It is a lovely tea room with small rooms, each one a different colour theme with vintage china on the walls and shelves. Felt like I had stepped back in time! We had the cream tea which was lovely, scones are huge and tea was lovely too.... More 

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Thank SophAga
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden. I to would love to serve my Cream Teas on bone china but as you so rightly say it wold not be feasible. Hope you visit us again. Patricia More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865587
Description
A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden offering 'the best Cream Teas', sandwiches, snacks, traditional fare and cakes. Many items on our menu are Gluten Free.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?